How to time block
You will need some kind of timing device. Look no further than your phone, or you could invest in one. I have excellent one from Amazon, a Time Cube that gives me time chunks of 5, 15, 30 & 60 mins. See image above
Let’s say in your planner you blocked out two hours for admin on a Monday morning. But this block of time needs to broken into emails, accounts and other messages.
By time blocking a small chunk of time for each task, it allows you to be focussed on that task without it becoming endless and once the time is over you have to move on. It is a really good way to assess how long something takes you and if there are ways to improve the way you are working.
Social Media is great for time blocking because this can be the very task that can take you down the rabbit hole. So time blocking replying to comments, or liking Instagram posts or creating images, or reading posts……… are all perfect for the use of time blocking.
I can sometimes find difficult and can end up spending a day writing something that I only wanted to take and hour, so time blocking really has helped me to focus and let go of any insecurities and just write.
What ever task you find that ends up becoming endless is the task time block.